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Asa Kryst
Asa Kryst

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Mill, S.C.

High School:
Fort Mill

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 168

Position:
Forward/Midfield

04/10/2014

C-USA Announces Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

Twenty-four Gamecock men's soccer student-athletes garner academic honors from conference.

11/09/2013

Gamecock Rally Falls Short Against ODU in Regular Season Finale

Torda nets fifth goal of the season.

11/08/2013

Men's Soccer Hosts ODU in Regular Season Finale on Saturday

Senior night ceremonies begin just prior to 7 p.m. kickoff.

11/03/2013

Gamecocks Upset No. 10 UAB in Comeback Thriller

South Carolina earns come-from-behind victory on a pair of 85th minute goals.

11/01/2013

Gamecocks Face Test at No. 10 UAB in Final Regular-Season Road Match

South Carolina and UAB set to begin play at 3 p.m. ET.

  • 2011, 2012, 2013 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012, 2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2013 (Junior)
Played in all 19 matches of the season at forward, starting 17...led the Gamecocks with two game-winning goals...scored five points on a pair of goals and an assist...hit the back of the net in a 5-2 win over High Point (Sept. 6) for the game-winner...scored in the 85th minute at No. 10 UAB (Nov. 3) to cap a furious comeback for a 4-3 road upset win, posting the second of two Gamecock goals in a 45 second span...assisted on Jeffrey Torda's goal vs. Old Dominion (Nov. 9) in a 2-1 loss...put 11 of his 25 shots on frame...named to the Conference USA and SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012 (Sophomore)
Saw action in all 18 contests with seven starts ... Registered 18 shots, including eight on goal ... Tallied one goal and one assist for three points on the year ... Earned the first start of his career in 1-0 victory against archrival Clemson (Sept. 18) ... Followed with a start at Tulsa (Sept. 21) ... Scored the first goal of his career in Conference USA action at SMU (Sept. 24) ... Registered first-career assist three matches later against UAB (Oct. 10) ... Earned the start in five of the last six games of the season ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll and the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2011 (Freshman)
Saw action in eight contests before a hamstring injury sidelined him for several games ... Tallied three shots, including two on goal, both in season opener vs. College of Charleston (Aug. 28) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
Did not play high school soccer ... Invited to the US Market Training Center (2011) ... Played club soccer for Charlotte Soccer Academy and coaches Richard Butler and Jeremy Gunn ... Scored a team-best 17 goals during 2010 season ... Helped team to 2009 Atlantic Region crown ... Played running back for the Fort Mill High School football team ... Scored 20 touchdowns and collected 1,780 all-purpose yards during senior season ... Helped pace 2010 football squad to AAA playoffs.

Personal
Son of Rodney Kyrst, and April Simpkins and David Simpkins, has three brothers, Chandler, Brooklyn and Jet, and two sisters, Page and Cheslie ... Sister Cheslie is a member of the South Carolina track and field team ... Major is arts and sciences - undecided.

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